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Sport climbing Victoria 2023 AGM

Sport Climbing Victoria are excited to see you at our 2023 Annual General Meeting this November, where we would love to tell you all about our amazing year.

We are seeking dedicated Directors for the board of Sport Climbing Victoria. Do you have the skills to help SCV manage and take Sport Climbing Victoria into the future? Read the job descriptions below.

We will accept nominations to the 13th of November. Please find the nomination form below and email to

The list of nominated persons will be here after the 16th. 

Proxy voting forms can be found attached below and excepted 24 hours in advance of AGM. You must be a member of SCV to vote.  

Join us at Kensington Town Hall for our AGM followed by a Pizza lunch.

Time: 11:30am

Place: Kennsington Town Hall – 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington VIC 3031 

Fill in the slots below so SCV know your dietry requirments. 

If you cannot attend mark the box for a zoom link 24 hours in advance. 

2023 Climbing Hero 

**Know someone who has done something amazing in the Victorian climbing community this year? Nominate them now so we can celebrate their achievements and for them to be in the draw to win a delicious box of donuts. 

Nominate Your 2023 Climbing Hero :


11/18/2023 (Sat.)


11:30AM – 1:30PM AEDT


Kensington Town Hall
30-34 Bellair St
Kensington, VIC 3031


SCV Award Recipients

Yesterday the SCV Awards continued for another year once again recognising those who dedicate themselves to climbing each year with the aim of bringing our climbing community closer together.

This year the voting was opened up to the SCV members allowing everyone’s voice to be heard.

Congratulations to those members of our community who received an award:

Gym of the Year: Gravity Worx

Coach of the Year:  Moriah Broadbent-Hogan

Volunteer of the Year:  Yvette Harrison

Ascent of the Year: Ashlee Hendy

*Ellen White-Mackenzie  accepting on behalf of Ashlee Hendy

Leadership Award: Katie Kaminsky

*Russell Harrison  accepting on behalf of Katie Kaminsky

Young Climber of the Year (Male): Ned Middlehurst

*Ellen White-Mackenzie  accepting on behalf of Ned Middlehurst

Community Project of the Year:  Adaptive Climbing Victoria

Team of the Year: Gravity Worx Hang Time Youth Squad

Young Climber of the Year (Female):  Maya Stasiuk

Climber of the Year (Male): Russell Harrison

Climber of the Year (Female): Oceana Mackenzie

*Ellen White-Mackenzie  accepting on behalf of Oceana Mackenzie

Sport Climbing Victoria would also like to make a special mention of Riley Edwards and ClimbingQTs.  They have put together an amazing group and continue to foster diversity within the climbing community.  Riley has shown great leadership setting up this group.

Thank you to all those who came to help us celebrate!

2019/2020 Board Elected

On Sunday 24 November, 2019 the SCV AGM was held and the new board was elected!

Your 2019/2020 board:

  • Phil Goebel
  • Ellen White-Mackenzie
  • Tim Addicoat
  • James Gooden
  • Steph Gooden
  • Yvette Harrison
  • Katie Kaminsky
  • Karen Powell
  • Gaetan Riou
  • Moriah Broadbent-Hogan
  • Janette Burch

We would also like to say a big thank you to outgoing board members Roisin Briscoe and Ally Driessen.  Thank you for your dedication over the years!

Grant Application Outcome

Sport Climbing Victoria (SCV) is very pleased to announce the success of our grant application through the Together More Active pathway.  The Together More Active program aims to increase participation within sports and in doing so generate equity, diversity and inclusiveness.

Sport Climbing Victoria in partnership with Outdoors Victoria will develop governance framework options for climbing organisations in Victoria. The project seeks to enhance areas of licensing, safety, links to elite performance, insurance, environmental management and conservation, legal support, training and operational best practice.”

We look forward to getting started on these initiatives!

For more information on the grant funding, click here.

Australian National Championships

The biggest event on the Australian calendar was held earlier this month from 7 – 10 November, 2019.  Athletes from across Australia flocked to NSW to determine the 2019 National Champions in all three disciplines: Lead, Speed and Boulder.

This year had the added pressure of being a qualification event to the 2020 Oceania Titles which will be held from 28 – 29 March, 2020. The Oceania Titles are then the qualification event for this regions Olympic spot for Tokyo 2020 where one female and one male will be selected to compete.

Victoria sent a strong team of 6 athletes with 4 of these competing in the combined event required to qualify for the Oceania Titles.  We are very pleased to announce that all 4 athletes finished in the top 8 combined results and therefore automatically qualify for the Oceania Titles.

Congratulations to Grace Crowley, James Kassay, Oceana Mackenzie and Ned Middlehurst!

All athletes produced amazing results and a special mention to Oceana Mackenzie who is the National Champion in all three disciplines!

Victorian Results:

Athlete Name Lead Speed Boulder Combined
Matthew Austin 4th
Grace Crowley 7th 4th 8th 7th
James Kassay 2nd 11th 4th 4th
Oceana Mackenzie 1st 1st 1st 1st
Sarah McKenzie 11th 16th
Ned Middlehurst 9th 3rd 5th 5th

*All ranks are Australian Ranking, view below results for competition ranking.

For full lead results, click here.
For full boulder results, click here.
For full speed results, click here.
For full combined results, click here.

Good luck to all our athletes in the Oceania Titles 2020!

Would you or your company like to sponsor one of our athletes leading into the Olympics? Please contact us at

Photo by Yvette Harrison

Notice of AGM

Next Sunday 24 November, 2019 SCV will be conducting their AGM and electing the board for 2020.

At the AGM we will also be celebrating the winners of the SCV awards 2018/2019 and we look forward to seeing you there!


Date: Sunday 24 November, 2019
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Gravity Worx, 182-184 Sussex St, Pascoe Vale.


By now all members should have received their notice of the SCV AGM via email on 3rd November. If you have not received your notification please contact us at

National Championships – Victorian Team Selected

We are very excited to announce the Victorian Team selected to represent us at Nationals on the 7 – 10 November, 2019.  This event is a qualifying event for the 2020 Oceanic Titles which in turn is a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The following athletes will take on the best athletes of Australia:

Open A Male

Name Disciplines
Matthew Austin Speed
Campbell Harrison Lead, Speed, Boulder (Combined)
James Kassay Lead, Speed, Boulder (Combined)
Ned Middlehurst Lead, Speed, Boulder (Combined)


Open A Female

Name Disciplines
Grace Crowley Lead, Speed, Boulder (Combined)
Oceana Mackenzie Lead, Speed, Boulder (Combined)
Sarah McKenzie Lead, Boulder

A special mention to Sarah Davis who was also selected for combined but was forced to withdraw due to injury. We wish you a speedy recovery!

Congratulations to all those athletes selected!


The Mammut 2019 Open National Lead, Speed and Boulder Championships are scheduled to be held next month as follows:

Date: 7 – 10 November, 2019
Location: Boulder: St Peters, Lead and Speed: SICG Villawood, Sydney NSW
More Information: Visit Sport Climbing Australia

This event is then the qualifier for Oceanic Titles which will be held from 28 – 29 March, 2020.


Would you or your company like to sponsor one of our athletes leading into the Olympics? Please contact us at

October World Cup Series – Results

The two final Worldcups of the season were held this month in Xiamen, China from 18 – 20 October, 2019 and Inzai, Japan from 26 – 27 October 2019.

The usual Australian suspects made the journey to compete with Oceana Mackenzie and Campbell Harrison from Victoria; Joshua Damasco from WA and Lucy Stirling representing QLD with the following results across lead and speed:



  • Joshua Damasco – 50th
  • Campbell Harrison – 40th
  • Oceana Mazkenzie – 37th
  • Lucy Stirling – 46th


  • Campbell Harrison – 59th
  • Oceana Mazkenzie – 51st
  • Lucy Stirling – 50th

For full results, click here.



  • Joshua Damasco – 47th
  • Oceana Mazkenzie – 32nd
  • Lucy Stirling – 38th

For full results, click here.

Would you or your company like to sponsor one of our athletes leading into the Olympics? Please contact us at

Photo by Sytse van Slooten 

ANOC World Beach Games

As we head into Olympic year (2020) our athletes are ramping up their training.  In the lead up to the Olympic games the ANOC World Beach Games were held in Doha, Qatar from 12 – 16 October with the Bouldering event being held from 13 – 14 October, 2019.

19 males from 13 countries and 19 females from 17 countries were selected to represent their nation at the games. For Australia, we were represented by two strong Australian athletes in Oceana Mackenzie and Campbell Harrison who finished 17th and 19th respectively.

To view the full results, click here.

Competing in this event will have provided invaluable experience and knowledge for the athletes to further develop in 2020 and reach their Olympic dreams.

Are you a company who would like to sponsor one of our athletes to reach the Olypmics?  Please contact us at to find out more!

Tasmania State Boulder – Results

Tasmania hosted the last boulder state titles of the season in the last weekend of September.  As always the Tasmanian crew are very welcoming and a number of the Victorian crew made the trip south to the ever green state.

Congratulations to all the athletes:


  • 2nd – Bode Tuckerman (Youth A Male)
  • 3rd – Jody Wong (Youth C Female)
  • 3rd – Jaime Wong (Youth D Female)


  • 6th – Bode Tuckerman
  • 4th – Sarah Davis

Next stop for the open athletes…Nationals!